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UPDATES AND EVENTS FOR OUR DAA COMMUNITY

v. 47 DECEMBER 13, 2018

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS! School Resumes January 6th 2019

Click HERE for the full Term 2 External Activity Guide

KHDA School Inspection Week of January 20th

superintendent's perspective

athletics and activities

The Junior Swimming Squad and the U14 teams nailed it at DAA on December 8th! We had a fantastic competition and our swimmers were amazing! Our team spirit was very strong as we battled the competition till the very end. Overall, we had quite a few personal bests and many first, second and third places. Our U8 girls relay event was an amazing display of determination! It was a real nail biter with every spectator cheering on our girls till the final touch! Our youngest swimmers were a great example of perseverance! We are proud of our students success, but we are also extremely grateful to have such supportive parents. I would say that we probably have the best parents this year! It was good to see and hear the enthusiasm as the parents cheered on our swimmers. Thank you dear parents for your involvement. It was truly appreciated, and this makes our community stronger!

Some photos from our Jr. Varsity and Varsity Season 1 Awards which took place this week!

After School Activities Term 2

All ES Internal and External ASAs will begin the week of January 13th, after the break. ES Internal ASA online registrations are still open, please go to schoolbookings.net and enter the code fmngf. MS Internal ASA schedule and registrations will happen in January when we are back to school.

The External ASA Registration Fairs took place on Monday and Tuesday of this week, and registrations are still open. For full details on all of the programs offered through Delta and ESM, please click on the image to view the full GUIDE or click HERE.

Copy of 2018-19 External ASA Guide - DAA - T2.pdf

Please contact AJ at aj@esm.ae for more information about our ESM, Delta Learning and Music Hub providers.

dAAPA

Thank you to all the middle and high school parents who made it to our festive holiday lunch last week at The Address Marina Hotel.

DAAPA SAVE THE DATES!

January 14th - Kickoff Meeting for DAAPA Int'l Food Festival

February 1st - DAAPA CarBoot Sale. More details to follow when we return from winter break!

March 8th - DAAPA International Food Festival (see below)

The much anticipated International Food Festival will be on March 8th! Planning will begin as soon as we return from Winter Break. The kickoff meeting will take place on January 14th at 1pm in the DAA Auditorium. We look forward to sharing the culture and traditions of the many countries that together form our wonderful DAA community. If you are interested in being a country rep, then please contact Connie Chelas on daaparentconnect@gmail.com. Traveling over the holidays? It's a great time to bring those special items from home. Here are some photos from last year!

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JANUARY 2019

ISLAMIC DEPARTMENT

The Dubai American Academy Quran Recitation Competition 2019 registrations are open. Please see details in the following message or click HERE for more information.

-The Holy Quran Competition 2019 - DAA (New)---.pdf

community news

Copy of DAA Term 2 Flyer.pdf
Copy of DAA Term 2.pdf

KEY CONTACTS

Dubai American Academy Main Landline: 04 704 9777 Main Email: communication_daa@gemsedu.com
ADMINISTRATIONADMISSIONS - Registrar_daa@gemsedu.com 04 704 9708/ 04 704 9707Director of Admissions, Gabrielle Keane g.keane_daa@gemsedu.com / 04 704 9706
FINANCEfinance_daa@gemsedu.com 04 704 9740 / 04 704 9744
HEALTHhealthoffice_daa@Gemsedu.com / 04 704 9761
PARENT RELATIONSHilda Tabrizi pre_daa@gemsedu.com / 04 704 9730
GOVERNMENT RELATIONSSoheir Mohamed S.MOHAMED_DAA@gemsedu.com / 04 704 9736
SLICES CATERINGsupport@slices.ae / 054 792 7515 / 054 792 7503
STS BUS SERVICEKelvin Rosario kelvin.rosario@stss.ae / 04 704 9755

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